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“Global Britain” has become a government slogan—but there’s little strategy to back it up

A recent House of Lords report provides clues on how to fill the strategic void

By Stephen Wright  

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

The government’s idea of “Global Britain” as the concept for UK foreign policy after Brexit has so far amounted more to a slogan than to a strategy. The new Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has made speeches about it, most recently in Singapore, but he has only added to the fog by inventing a further slogan—Britain as the “invisible chain”—without adding much in the way of strategy.

However, the recent report of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations entitled…

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